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That Sinking Feeling (1979)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  October 1980 (UK)
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Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Mannion ...
The Doctor
Eddie Burt ...
Eddie the Driver
Richard Demarco ...
Himself
Alex Mackenzie ...
The Tramp
Margaret Adams ...
Gang Girl
Kim Masterton ...
Gang Girl
Danny Benson ...
Policeman
Robert Buchanan ...
Ronnie
Drew Burns ...
Pete
Gerry Clark ...
The Watchman
Anne Graham ...
Computer Nurse
Billy Greenlees ...
Wal
John Hughes ...
Vic
Eric Joseph ...
The Wee Man
Allan Love ...
Alec
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Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money and comes up with a complicated scheme: to steal sinks from a warehouse dressed as girls and using a stop-motion potion. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Descendo Pelo Ralo  »

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The producers redubbed the dialogue for the U.S. release to reduce heavy Glasgow accents, which would have been unintelligible to American audiences. See more »

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Pete: There must be more to life than suicide.
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The action of this film takes place in a fictious town called Glasgow. Any resemblance to any real town called Glasgow is purely coincidental. See more »

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Referenced in Gregory's Girl (1981) See more »

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SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE
Played by Alan Darby
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Hilarious farce about a gang of unemployed misfits trying to escape their dull, boring and pointless lives in Glasgow, through robbing.
26 February 2007 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Excellent! Some of the scenes/dialogue in this film are side-splitting! They are so ridiculous, pathetic and stupid - that it's comedy genius!

  • The 'Boss' trying to get the the gangs attention at a meeting ("Will


ye shut-up and geez yer attention!"); one of the gang members is arguing with a young girl who's hanging up her washing ("Where's Australia?"); The Baker/Van Driver in the baker's shop picking up his order ("Cream Puffs?" - "Twelve." ...) etc. The film doesn't paint a very nice picture of Glasgow (dull, drab, raining), but the characters are full of colour. I 'think' the film wains a bit towards the end, but it's still brilliant viewing!!


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